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2.2 Million Facebook, Instagram Advertisements Rejected Ahead Of US Vote

October 18, 2020
Newsdesk

A total of 2.2 million ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook's vice president Nick Clegg said in an interview published Sunday. In addition, warnings were posted on 150 million examples of false | Read more|

Facebook Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Hearing, "Insulting," Fume Members

September 15, 2020
Newsdesk

Facebook executives today skipped a hearing of the Delhi Assembly's "Peace and Harmony" committee saying they have already appeared before a parliamentary panel and the subject comes under the centre. The Delhi panel, stung by the response, said it would deliver "a final warning" to the social networking giant over the | Read more|

Facebook Executive In Delhi Alleges Threat To Life Amid Row Over Report

August 17, 2020
Newsdesk

A top Facebook executive has alleged threat to her life in a police complaint filed in Delhi, which names five people. Ankhi Das, 49, has linked the alleged threats, which have been received online, to an article published last week in a foreign publication - Wall Street Journal - that claimed Facebook overlooks hate | Read more|

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

July 9, 2020
Newsdesk

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it has removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook | Read more|

Facebook's $5.7bn bet on Reliance Jio

April 22, 2020
Newsdesk

Facebook has said it is investing $5.7bn (£4.6bn) in cut-price Indian mobile internet company Reliance Jio, which is owned by the country's richest person Mukesh Ambani. The deal makes the social network the largest minority shareholder in the telecoms unit of Reliance Industries, with a 9.99% stake. | Read more|

Press Release: Operation Karaoke

February 19, 2019
Team Cobrapost

Cobrapost exposes three dozen Bollywood celebrities willing to post messages, as their personal opinion, on social media on behalf of political parties, for money. These celebrities include famous singers, comedians and actors from the entertainment industry, TV and films. | Read more|

Operation Karaoke

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

An investigation by Cobrapost exposes three dozen Bollywood celebrities, including famous singers, comedians and actors, willing to post messages, as their personal opinion, on social media on behalf of political parties, all for money | Read more|

Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Bollywood Playback Singer

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Facebook pe acchi-acchi cheejein karoonga, gaali nahi doonga thoda musical gaa ke you know guitar leke wo sab bahut viral hoga Modiji kee tareef mein ek gaana ki ‘Ye hee hai aur kaun hai’ (I will write good posts on Facebook. I will not abuse anybody. I will play a musical, holding a guitar, you know, and sing a | Read more|

Jackie Shroff, Bollywood Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

Wo game hota hai apna-apna yaar … apne ko kya hai apna kaam hai hum acchi baatein hum faila rahe hain saath mein dhan bhi de rahe hain toh oopar waale se faqir kya maangta hai (That is the rule of the game, friend … I have no problem. What I am supposed to do is spread good words and you would be paying me money in | Read more|

Sunny Leonne, Model and Bollywood Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Modi Sir ne Daniel ko overseas citizen banaya toh hum zaroor support karenge (We will definitely support provided Modi Sir [the BJP government] grant Daniel overseas citizen status).” | Read more|

Mika Singh, Bollywood Playback Singer and Performer

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Humne kuch bola tha Kanwaljeet ko bhi ki iske alawa kisi aur ko bhi chahiye toh main do-chaar logon se baat kar loonga … lekin pehle ek baar apna ho jaaye (I had told Kanwaljeet that if you need help I can rope in some more people … but first let me start it).” | Read more|